Thursday, November 29, 2012

Days 308 and 309

Day 308 - Some days the mornings just get away from me.  I just ran out of time yesterday morning and wasn't able to post before running out the door to catch the school bus and leave for work!  So yesterday for lunch D had bunny ham sandwiches, mozzarella, red and yellow grape tomatoes, 2 mini bell peppers stuffed with cream cheese and some pistachio/almond/cashew/m&m mix with a few Hello Panda cookies on top.

Day 309 - Today D has a FunBites sandwich, yellow grape tomatoes, mozzarella, blueberries (yes they are frozen but by lunch time they will be fine) and a few TJ's yogurt stars.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 307

Day 307 - Another Trader Joe's lunch!  Today D has TJ's pork and veggie gyoza with a salad.  Some fresh mozzarella and TJ's yogurt stars.  The heart container has soy sauce and the flower has salad dressing.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 306

Day 306 - It's Movember!!  Movember is a way to raise awareness for men's health issues.  We all have men in our lives so this is for them!!

D has a pb & j mustache sandwich, red and yellow grape tomatoes, ham roll upand cherry angel food cake with mustache picks!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

No lunches for the rest of the week.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 305

Day 305 - I apologize for the quality of this photo.  I am hoping Santa will bring me this lighting kit for Christmas!  That way there it won't matter if I make my lunch at night instead of the morning!  Anyway, D has left overs from last night's dinner.  She has a quinoa/broccoli bake and 2 chicken tenders, ketchup and an orange.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 304

Day 304 - Clean out the fridge pasta salad.  I'm trying to clean out the fridge to make room for all the holiday food.  I made a pasta salad with all the meat, cheese and veggie scraps from the weekend. There is ham, turkey, cheese, peppers, broccoli and tomatoes in there.  She also has a mini bell pepper stuffed with fresh mozzarella pearls and sundried tomatoes. She has an apple filled with cranberry applesauce and in the empty compartment...imagine a brownie.  When I made and photographed the lunch the brownies were not quite ready yet!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 303


Day 303 - It looks a little bit like Spring in D's lunch today even though it is freezing cold outside!  She has flower shaped ham sandwiches, grape tomato "cherries", clementine butterflies, a cheese note and some grapes and clementines.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

BBF 'What Are You Thankful For?' Blog Hop

This is the time of year that we like to reflect on our lives and what is important to us.  While we strive to always appreciate who and what we have, sometimes we tend to take those we love and the "things" we have for granted.  This year what I am most thankful for is my family.  D's lunch represents my immediate family, my husband, myself and our two girls.  D could not possibly eat the amount of food it would take to represent all the people who have uplifted us and supported us through this passed year and long before it.  This year has been particularly difficult for my family.  We have seen many changes and personal challenges.  We have been humbled.  We will never be able to adequately thank those who have helped us in countless ways, but I hope they know how THANKFUL we are and just how much we love them.

D's family lunch is peanut butter bear sandwiches, marinated mozzarella, red/yellow grape tomatoes, grapes and a banana with 'I am thankful for YOU' written on it (not pictured).

Click on the button below to head on over to Robot, Squirrel and the Monkeys to see what Eileen is thankful for...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 302

Day 302 - DIY lunchable today.  Ham and cheese hearts, wheat crackers, yellow and red grape tomatoes, dark chocolate/cherry trail mix and an orange.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 301

Day 301 - Today D has one her favorites, salad!  There is romaine lettuce on the bottom, chopped ham in the left corners, fresh mozzarella, chopped turkey in the right corners, pea and alfalfa sprouts under the red and yellow grape tomatoes, clementines, Hello Panda cookies and some italian dressing.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Days 299 and 300

Ever since the hurricane last week, I have been having trouble getting my bento mojo back.  The kids just have so many days off of school this month it's hard to keep the flow going.  Here I am posting my 300th lunch and there is absolutely nothing special about it.  Very sad :(

Day 299 - It was snowing/raining here yesterday so I didn't have any available light for this picture so please forgive the quality!  D has a pb & j sandwich cut out with a Lunch Punch, string cheese, grape tomatoes, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, Trader Joe's pumpkin pie greek yogurt with a cinnamon star on top and a clementine.

**Day 300** -  For her 300th lunch D has a DIY lunchable.  Turkey and cheddar cheese "fairy wands", a mini bell pepper stuffed with cream cheese and sliced, sesame crackers, grapes, a couple of cookies and some chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Days 297 and 298

Day 297 - Here is the lunch that I had made for D for last Monday.  Unfortunately she never got to eat this lunch.  Hurricane Sandy was coming for us and school was cancelled.  My family was very fortunate.  We were all together, our home made it through intact and we are all healthy and safe.  We lost power for a few days which was a bummer, but we are very aware of how lucky we were.  I will gladly sit in the dark and throw out a couple hundred dollars worth of food if it means my family is safe.  So anyway...we didn't get out power back till late Wednesday night and I didn't get to the grocery store until Friday. 

Day 298 - So today's lunch is similar to last Monday's.  She has a ham/spinach/pea shoot wrap, clementines, grape tomatoes, chocolate covered dried cherries, baby bell pepper stuffed with cream cheese and a Chobani Champions.